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Founders Breakfast Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Breakfast StoutFounders Breakfast Stout

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11,868 Ratings

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Ratings: 11,868
Reviews: 3,226
rAvg: 4.52
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 1,171
Gots: 2,617 | FT: 161
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.30% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and sweetened imported chocolates, Sumatra and Kona coffee.
60 IBU
Released on Sept. 1, 2010.

(Beer added by: marburg on 07-26-2003)
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4.75/5  rDev +5.1%

bassmantony330, Aug 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -6%

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4.25/5  rDev -6%

scottiethebody, Aug 24, 2012
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4.63/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours like a browned overcast midnight with a very thin tanned head on top that can leave lovely walls of sticky lacing down the side. In the middle of the skim of head there is a maelstrom of steady bubbles pounding to the surface in order to replenish the slight head, but other than that, nothing of the insides of this beer can be discerned. This beer is dark. The beer has a wonderfully heavy dark roasted coffee smell with hints of dark chocolate and some slight smooth oatmeal rounding out the edges of the smell. The beer’s taste follows suit with the smell, delivering a terrific wallop of dark roast coffee and slight dark chocolate and smooth oatmeal. The middle brings forward the chocolate more, reminiscent of a dark chocolate candy bar. The after taste is a lovely linger of black coffee and a slight sweet bite of chocolate. The mouthfeel begins with very faint pinpricks of carbonation which immediately dissipate to leave the beer velvety smooth and thickly chewy on the tongue, it leaves the mouth fat with drizzling saliva that wants more, and the roasty dry reverberations that you get after drinking coffee. Overall, this is a tremendous representation of the imperial stout, and a phenomenal drink to have for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert. It masks its alcohol wonderfully, only leaving a hint of it in the warming that it gives the stomach. This beer could practically serve as a meal in and of itself. This is worthy of a drink.

Maxwell, Aug 23, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Can't make out the bottle on date but it is from 2011
Poured into tulip glass
This is one of my favorite beers ever but curious to see how it has held up over the year

Appearance: It is your typical stout black color but with absolutely no light penetration on this one. It did have a half finger tan color head that disappeared quickly to leave what looks like a glass of flat cola.

Smell: Coffee, coffee and more coffee! Love the coffee smell on this one. Actually don't pick up too much else except for some bitter chocolate and malty notes.

Taste: Well the year has not faded the coffee at all. I get a strong coffee taste with the chocolate too. Vanilla notes and a roasted nut quality come through. This beer NEVER disappoints me!

Mouthfeel: Silky comes to mind first. It just glides down with each sip and is so very easy to drink. Not viscous but not thin either. Seems perfect IMO.

Overall: Like I said this beer is never a let down. I picked up some extras last year and glad I did because I love this beer. It has held up phenomenally well and I think I have 4 more bottles to sit on to see how this ages.

sleuthdog, Aug 23, 2012
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mklisz, Aug 22, 2012
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4.93/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pours a dark black, almost to the resemblance of motor oil; only a small head, but nice lacing; too dark to see any activity.

S - Smells of breakfast; coffee and chocolate biscuits; great smell.

T - Tastes amazing; I've drank a lot of stouts and this one lives up to its name; breakfast from start to finish; strong taste of coffee and chocolate alll the way through.

M - Has a nice creamy texture with moderate carbonation; clean and crisp.

O - Overall, this is one of the best stouts I have ever drank, probably one of the best beers; I look forward to drinking more of these in the future; would recommend this to any beer enthusiast.

The_1084, Aug 19, 2012
Founders Breakfast Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 11,868 ratings.